BRADENTON, Fla. Outfielder Nate McLouth’s new contract is a three-year deal worth a guaranteed $15.75 million. There also is a club option for 2012.
The breakdown of the contract was not immediately available.
The Pirate and McLouth had a breakthrough in contract talks late last night. The two sides came to terms just hours before McLouth’s scheduled arbitration hearing in Phoenix.
McLouth is en route to Pirates spring training camp from Phoenix. He is expected to hold a press conference later this evening at Pirate City.
McLouth was the last unsigned player in camp. Last season, he hit .276 with 26 home runs and 94 RBI.